Why Does God Test Us?

Every test by God is an invitation to transition from one narrative to another, from control to love, from orphan to son or daughter, from bondage to freedom, from fractured thinking to wholeness, from our perspective to His, from our best thoughts about who He is, to the truth about who He is, from our story, to the whole story; the one He is telling.

You Don’t Have to Be a Sinner

“Mercy by itself isn’t enough. Jesus didn’t just come to set us free from sin; He came to empower us into righteousness.”

Heaven and Hell (Part 1)

For centuries now, much of the Western church has presented hell through the lens of sovereign control. And Atheism is its purest by-product.

Joy Unspeakable

No one can fully engage in heavens perspective unless one’s heavenly origin is realized! The Son of Man declares mankind’s Genesis is from above!

BRAD JERSAK / CHRISTOLOGY

Brad discusses high Christology and gives insight into how our early church fathers thought about God and how they read and interpreted scripture. He also discussed what the wrath of God means in scripture.

Does Hell Exist?

I don’t believe in hell as a place of eternal torment and punishment. I don’t believe in punishment. I do believe hell exists after this life because I believe God is love and love requires that we are free to choose…

But What About Sin?

Yes, sin is a big deal, and our job as Christians is to remove the condemnation that is associated with it, not add to it. We are invited to, like Christ, release kindness, and walk people into freedom. “There is, therefore, no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” (Rom 8:1) That’s us! And I would add, ‘therefore there should be no condemnation from those who are in Christ Jesus.’ We can’t give away what we don’t have…

How to Read the Bible (Part 2)

Jesus is my lens, my true narrative. His perfect love is my conviction. His goodness is my faith. Every question I have, every relationship or circumstance, every scripture, including the tension Job represents, is measured against the measureless revelation of Jesus.

Recent Articles

Who Was the Cross For?

The punishment Jesus endured on the cross wasn’t required by God.

A Walk with Nova

However, He shows it, God is squeezing as much love into us as we can handle.

I Need a Waterfall

The outrage that changes and saves this world is the outrage of love. And so I lean into His love, a relational grace; the empowering evidence of my friendship with Jesus.


Jonah And An Angry God?

…With self-righteous arrogance, Jonah determines it’s the will of god that he die for his sin. Instead of repenting, Jonah, with his sanctimonious gospel, preaches himself overboard as a sacrifice to his angry god. And worse, he makes the sailors complicit in his death religion…

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Heavenly Father, you have been revamping and rebooting my systems for years, bringing me into greater awareness of this wonder-filled life you have offered and accomplished for me! Thank you!

A RELATIONSHIP WHERE THE SON IS ALWAYS DESPERATE IS DYSFUNCTIONAL

Jason gives one of his foundational messages on living in an awareness of our Father’s measureless love. This message highlights one of the greatest shifts in Jason’s life and faith when He repented from the dysfunction of living desperate for His Father’s affection, love, blessing, promises, and so on.   

This Will Be Our Finest Hour

Though it has felt just the opposite during this quarantine time, this has been one of the greatest times of personal growth and Kingdom advancement for the body of Christ.

There is No “Us” and “Them”

Many long to go back to the early days of the church, viewing those first few years as the high-water mark of what a church is meant to be. They weren’t. Not even close!

Cops and Jehovah’s Witnesses

Wth love, everyone is in! There are no outsiders! Everyone is included in this family…

My Beef with Religion

Religion taught me about love, but religion seemed to get it wrong as much as it got it right. And at the end of the day, religion never loved me…

This Will Be Our Finest Hour

This Will Be Our Finest Hour

Though it has felt just the opposite during this quarantine time, this has been one of the greatest times of personal growth and Kingdom advancement for the body of Christ.

There is No “Us” and “Them”

There is No “Us” and “Them”

Many long to go back to the early days of the church, viewing those first few years as the high-water mark of what a church is meant to be. They weren’t. Not even close!

Faith

confidence or trust:
I Need a Waterfall

I Need a Waterfall

The outrage that changes and saves this world is the outrage of love. And so I lean into His love, a relational grace; the empowering evidence of my friendship with Jesus.


Rethinking God with Tacos Podcast

with Thomas Floyd & Jason Clark
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MARK KARRIS/ RELIGIOUS REFUGEES

MARK KARRIS/ RELIGIOUS REFUGEES

With grace and insight, Mark speaks on the disorienting faith shift so many are currently experiencing regarding their thoughts about God, the church, and ourselves. We dive into Mark’s new book, Religious Refugees, and Mark encourages those who because of a shift in their theology have either felt a sense of not belonging in their home church or have even been rejected.

QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES / Faith, Prayer and Leaving a Punitive God

QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES / Faith, Prayer and Leaving a Punitive God

In this episode, Thomas and Jason discussed their faith journeys while responding to questions regarding Judas and hell, how to navigate push back from those who think differently, how to pray without ceasing and without desperation, and finally, what core thoughts about God have changed in the last ten years.

Life

being manifested by growth:
MARK KARRIS/ RELIGIOUS REFUGEES

MARK KARRIS/ RELIGIOUS REFUGEES

With grace and insight, Mark speaks on the disorienting faith shift so many are currently experiencing regarding their thoughts about God, the church, and ourselves. We dive into Mark’s new book, Religious Refugees, and Mark encourages those who because of a shift in their theology have either felt a sense of not belonging in their home church or have even been rejected.

DANNY SILK / UNPUNISHABLE

DANNY SILK / UNPUNISHABLE

Parenting, leadership, freedom through self-control, spiritual maturity, emotional health, the nature of our Father, and heaven and hell, Danny’s thoughts and gracious communication are empowering and transformative. It was an honor to discuss the unpunishing nature of God with Danny!

“Sometimes a story is written that changes everything. This book is an irresistible journey into transforming love. These are new and powerful thoughts from a modern-day reformer. Once they take hold they wont let go.”
Mark Batterson

Pastor of National Community & Bestselling Author of Circle Maker

Those struggling for identity will appreciate “Prone to Love” as a key to unlock and accept their true hidden self.  Enjoy!”

Rev Paul Johansson

Chancellor & Chairman of Elim Bible Institute and College

Art

what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance:
In Between

In Between

I am a newborn babe / The world is fresh and terrifying / “Incubator” and “Crib” are not words I care for / Put me against your breasts / Skin to skin / Heart to heart / All I want is one thing familiar / and it’s not in a box / It’s in your arms / For the love of God / do not put me in a box…

Made To Create

Made To Create

In this, our first video, we’ll introduce a family walking a tightrope. We will also complete an abstract art challenge and conclude with a chat about how being a creative person is very much like walking a tightrope. Find us on FB- Made To Create Find us on IG- madeto_create Email- madetocreate100@gmail.com This Weeks Creative Challenge Supply List is as follows: Paper, paint, and an assortment of kitchen tools.

MADE To Create

Our goal is to provide quality content for creative children and families:

EPISODE ONE  In this, our first video, we’ll introduce a family walking a tightrope. We will also complete an abstract art challenge and conclude with a chat about how being a creative person is very much like walking a tightrope.

EPISODE TWO  In our second episode, we’ll introduce 13-year-old, Leigh, who happens to be a co-director for Made To Create. She will teach us a little Taekwondo. One of the essential Tenets of Taekwondo is INTEGRITY. We will learn a little more about this word as well as complete a fun, craft challenge by using items we would normally just throw away.

EPISODE THREE  In this episode, we’ll introduce some of our family who’ll share why being creative is so contagious! Our special guest is Mary Clark who is not only the matriarch of this family but an expert quilter! You’ll learn so much more than art from her and leave encouraged! Our creative challenge this week, will sharpen your focus and relax you as you create an optical illusion.

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FEATURING MONTHLY MESSAGE PODCASTS BY JASON CLARK AND FRIENDS
A RELATIONSHIP WHERE THE SON IS ALWAYS DESPERATE IS DYSFUNCTIONAL

A RELATIONSHIP WHERE THE SON IS ALWAYS DESPERATE IS DYSFUNCTIONAL

Jason gives one of his foundational messages on living in an awareness of our Father’s measureless love. This message highlights one of the greatest shifts in Jason’s life and faith when He repented from the dysfunction of living desperate for His Father’s affection, love, blessing, promises, and so on.   

REPENT, THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN YOU!

REPENT, THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN YOU!

Repenting is a 2 min, 4 min, 24 min, 24 hours, 240 days and on and on revelation and agreement of our Father’s perspective in which we lay our burdens down, we exchange brokenness for righteousness, poverty for hope, peace, and joy; and sin for wholeness.

Sovereign Love

A 6-Part Teaching Series
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